Motor roads, together with their rules and conventions for using them, are quite literally cultural constructions. In this sense, the road regime in large parts of the African continent is still under construction. Road-making and road use draw from North Atlantic models, but observations of the African road makes clear that beyond the surface of adaptation to the North Atlantic model lie large spaces of creative reinterpretations and modificationsŠ”
For an anthropological research project on roads, transport and traffic in Africa, we offer a position for a doctoral student, funded initially for two years (E13/2), for conducting fieldwork in Northern Sudan and for dissertation writing.
Applicants – preferably with knowledge of Arabic – should send their applications or inquiries to Prof. Dr. Kurt Beck, Ethnologie[at]uni-bayreuth.de